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National Fire Preparedness Level Raised to Highest Point
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Top federal and state fire managers say the National Fire Preparedness Level will be raised to its highest point Friday afternoon.
The National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group made the announcement Thursday, saying the jump to Preparedness Level 5 reflects a high degree of wildfir…
Thousands Without Power in Pacific Northwest Thunderstorms
SEATTLE (AP) — A series of thunderstorms rolling through Western Washington downed trees and power lines, but no serious injuries were reported.
About 40,000 Puget Sound Energy customers remained without power after 9 p.m. Thursday after the National Weather Service had issued severe thundersto…
Mudslides Halt Rail Traffic Between Seattle and Portland
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Officials with BNSF Railway say mudslides have forced the suspension of train traffic on a heavily traveled section of rails between Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.
Gus Melonas, spokesman for the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway, says early Friday that 10…